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Defense is the word of the day for Juniata boys; allows Newport only 19 points

Defense took center stage Tuesday night in a Tri-Valley boys basketball match up between Juniata and Newport.

If one would see a 28-point final score for a team most would think the team took a loss.

However, the Indians came out the victors as they topped the Buffaloes 28-19.

Leading the offense for the Indians was Emmanuel O’Donnell who posted a game-High 15-point effort.

Jacob Condo was next on the scoring list with five.

Newport was led by Phil Washington’s 9-point effort while teammate Elijah York posted seven.

The game started out as a tie as the first quarter came to a close. Both teams posted six in the period.

Newport took a slight advantage after the second stanza finished, outscoring the Indians 5-4.

Going into the half, the Buffaloes held a very slim 11-10 advantage.

But that would all change in the third quarter when Juniata doubled-up Newport 10-5.

The Indians took home the victory as they posted an 8-3 advantage to end the game with a hard fought victory.

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